Patricia Q. Bidar is a California native originally from the Port of Los Angeles Area. Her stories have been published in Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Pinch, Pithead Chapel, and Atticus Review, among other wonderful places. In 2021, her fiction was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Micro, and Best Small Fictions. Her flash piece, “Over There,” will appear in Flash Fiction America anthology (W.W. Norton, March 2023). She can be found online at Patricia Q. Bidar, Writer, or on Twitter @patriciabidar. When she is not writing fiction, Patricia ghostwrites for nonprofit organizations.

Lori Cidylo’s writing has appeared in the Boston Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the Financial Times, The Economist, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Her book, All the Clean Ones Are Married: And Other Everyday Calamities in Moscow, was a New York Times Book Review Best Travel Book of the Year in 2001. Currently out in paperback, it is a collection of personal essays about the collapse of communism in the former Soviet Union. She is at work on a children’s book.

Ray Corvi writes poetry. His work can be found in OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters (2021), Penmen Review (07/2021), The Seattle Star (07/2021), and Triggerfish Critical Review (forthcoming).

Grayson Goga is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and poet, hailing from the sleepy suburbs of Philly. He studied film at Florida State’s College of Motion Picture Arts, where he exhibited at the Smithsonian, directed a handful of short films, and successfully drove the 17-and-a-half hour route from Pennsylvania to Tallahassee nonstop 20 times. Upon graduation, he received the Bold Reach Award from the professorial body (probably because his professors felt sorry for him having to make the 17-and-a-half hour schlep from Pennsylvania to Tallahassee nonstop 20 times). He bounces around New York City as a freelance filmworker and recently worked as lead props on an A$AP Rocky music video.

Alisa Golden works with words, ink, paint, dye, and fibers, and edits Star 82 Review in a one-square-mile California city. She has taught writing, letterpress printing, and bookmaking around the San Francisco Bay Area, and her stories, poems, and artwork have been published in Blink-Ink, Gone Lawn, Nanoism, and Unbroken Journal, among others. www.neverbook.com.

Grant Jarrett’s debut novel, Ways of Leaving, won the Best New Fiction category of the 2014 International Book Award. In its review, Kirkus Reviews said, “Ruthlessly brilliant writing brings grace to a story smoldering in pain.” The House That Made Me, his 2016 anthology about the meaning of home, was chosen as an Elle “Trust Us” book. His second novel, The Half-Life of Remorse, was published in May 2017. Tim Johnston, author of the New York Times bestseller Descent, said in his review, “Original, gorgeous, exciting and deeply moving, The Half-Life of Remorse put my heart through all the paces.” Originally from the Northeast, Grant currently resides in Marin County, California, where he works as a writer, ghostwriter, editor, and musician.

Laura King holds a master’s of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and is in the M.F.A. program for creative writing at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington. Her work has appeared in Neologism Journal, The Opiate, Modern Haiku, Ponder Review, Evening Street Review, Wrath Bearing Tree, Hollins Critic, whimperbang, Slant, The Meadow, Visitant, and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Sacramento, California, where she is a hospital chaplain.

Caleb Knight (he/him) is an undergraduate student of creative writing at Montclair State University, an audio engineer at Sound on Sound Studios in Montclair, New Jersey, and he blogs for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, where he runs a Creative Recovery Spotlight featuring creative work by folks in recovery. In the fall, he will begin the M.F.A. poetry program at Columbia University. His recent work has been published in Door Is a Jar Magazine, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, among others. He is in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder.

Theo LeGro is a Vietnamese American poet whose work appears or will appear in No, Dear; Frontier; diode; Bodega; and other journals. They live in Brooklyn.

Sean Lovelace lives in Indiana, where he chairs the English Department at Ball State University, and is working on a history of Adderall.

Amy Lyons has recent work in or forthcoming from HAD, Waxwing, Prime Number, Flash Frog, BULL, Literary Mama, No Contact, 100 Word Story, The Citron Review, Lunch Ticket, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Best Microfiction, 2022. She’s a 2020 Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions nominee and a Millay Colony alum. She holds an M.F.A. from Bennington.

Patricia Parkinson is currently working on her memoir, Naked Beneath My Robe, about her struggles with mental illness. Her work can be read in various places online and in print. She’s honored to have her work published by fabulous FRiGG.

Kevin Spaide is from Auburn, New York. Two other stories from this series have recently appeared in Atticus Review and New World Writing. He lives in Madrid with his wife and son.

Todd Clay Stuart is an emerging American writer and poet from the Midwest. He studied creative writing at the University of Iowa. His work has appeared in X-R-A-Y, New Flash Fiction Review, Bending Genres, Milk Candy Review, Cleaver Magazine, Emerge Literary Journal, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two loyal but increasingly untrustworthy pets. Find him on Twitter @toddclaystuart and on the web at Todd Clay Stuart.

Beth Suter studied environmental science at U.C. Davis and has worked as a naturalist and teacher. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, New American Writing, Barrow Street, DMQ Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and others. Her chapbook Snake and Eggs was a finalist in FLP’s New Women’s Voices Contest. She lives in Davis, California, with her husband and son. Find her at facebook.com/bethfsuter.

Andrew Tibbetts works in a grocery store. He is doing his Ph.D. on life-writing as a research modality.

Michael T. Young’s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water (Terrapin Books, 2018), was longlisted for the Julie Suk Award. His previous collections are The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost (Poets Wear Prada, 2014), and Transcriptions of Daylight (Rattapallax Press, 2000). He received a Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint (Finishing Line Press, 2012), received the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. His poetry has been featured on Verse Daily and The Writer’s Almanac. It has also appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including The Inflectionist Review, River Heron Review, Talking River Review, Volney Road Review, and Vox Populi.


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 59 | Spring/Summer 2022